Summer is almost here and most folks’ thoughts are turning to vacations, outdoor activities, and a less hectic schedule (or the possibility of one). Here at FCC we usually downshift to a slightly slower pace as well.
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Second, small group ministry. I am not interested in adding another program to our crowded church calendar, nor am I interested in you shoe-horning one more activity into a hectic week. I am, however, very interested in growing disciples of Jesus Christ. I am interested in (as one of our goals says) “creating a church where people are challenged to use their gifts in discipleship.”
So we are in the process of training a crop of small group facilitators. God only knows what kind of small groups they will develop, but I am hearing some great ideas so far.
In the meantime, here’s a question I challenge you to answer: What kind of small group would you rearrange your schedule to be a part of? What would be so helpful, or interesting, or exciting, or rewarding that you would say, “I simply must figure out some way to be a part of that. I cannot miss this opportunity.” Small groups just for the sake of small groups are a waste of everybody’s time, but groups which “scratch where you are itching” are worth their weight in gold.
Give me or Lois some feedback. Let’s use the more relaxed days of summer to dream some big dreams.